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TPT fight night

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on July 16, 2017 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (1)
Saturday 15th July 2017 saw the first event for new fight promotion Total Power Team. Held at the prestigious Stoop in Twickenham and managed by one of our black belts George Youseff the show was a roaring success. Evenly matched bouts in Kickboxing and boxing as fighters went all out in fornt of a packed crowd. One of those fighters was 16 year old Nya Morgan my assistant instructor at Cedars. She took on durable Jordan Chipenna. Both girls showed heart and skill but Nyas control of distance and footwork won her the bout by unanimous decision. Congratulations to both girls. a great back forth battle! I look forward to the next show!

Fight Club UK 3 - Agincourt, Camberly

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on November 10, 2016 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (4)
After a day of looking after my son I was heading to the train station to make the journey to The Agincourt rock venue for the first time in years, but not for a night of partying and tomfoolery, but a night of Kickboxing and Boxing. Like many smaller shows Fight Club 3 had a real mix of fighters and experience levels. We had a three fighters going out, all making their K-1 debuts. Clare Donnelly (TMAC) Vs Dipsy Gurang (Maximus gym) The intrigue in this fight grew from the weigh in, the fight was agreed at 53kg and Dipsy came in at 56kg. Not a great start for Clare who weighed in at just 49kg. Part of the issue we have had with matching Clare is finding opponents of the correct weight class and experience levels. We walked out to the ring to a very vocal crowd who were in support of Dipsy. Clare took this in her stride like a pro, myself, Chase Morton and TMAC head coach Daniel Lucas lead by Clare stepped in to the ring and the fight was set. After a brief introduction by Martial Arts legend (and was once my instructor once or twice a week when I was at school) Brian Dossett we walked back to our corners and waited for the first bell. The bell rings and the size difference between the girl is apparent, Clare remains calm and sticks to the game plan, keeps moving and concentrates on making Dipsy miss, after a brief interaction Clare lands a solid lead leg side wich puts Dipsy on the canvass, she gets up and recovers very fast and lands a good right, Clare fires back with a flyby and a barrage of kicks and punches. The fight continues in a similar pattern with Dipsy stalking and throwing heat, Clare remaining calm and capitalising on openings. The girls fight hard for three rounds landing shots and working well getting the crowd worked up. The bell rings for the end of round three and Clare bounces to her corner Clare Donelly wins via unanimous decision Paul Gaskell Vs Adam (Mercers) Dale Marney (TMAC) Vs Jed Stanbridge Dale has only ever had one fight, a boxing match recently on James Foxs maximum battle, Jed is a savage, a powerful man built like a gorilla and a chin to match. Dale keeps his range and takes advantage of his reach advsantage keeping Jed at length and keeping him from landing his huge lefts and rights. Dale dominated the clinch keeping Jed guessing. Jed lands some hellatious shots which score flush and keep DALE guessing. After three solid rounds of fighting the judges score the bout a draw!

Maximum Battle 18 Boxing fight night

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on September 27, 2016 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Now the dust has settled upon last Saturdays Maximum Battle 18, i would like to first of all applaud James Fox and his team for once again delivering a great show with some spectacular fights. 

We had two fighters on the card, boxing debutee Dale Marney taking on the 3 event vet Ronnie Johnson and myself Chief Instructor Wez Lucas competing for southern areas 73kg Max belt against experinced boxer Kris Cox of Maximus Gym.


 Dale Marney Vs Ronnie Johnson

Dale has been training with me at our Reigate school for just under a year and prior to this event had on ly competed once in a point karate style interclub a few months prior. 

Ronnie is a tough boxer with about three years of training and a strong power out put. 

Behind the curtain Dale was waiting petinetly as Daniel (TMAC Chief instructor) prepared him to make the walk. 

Once in the ring with Dale, myself and Daniel waited for the arrival of Ronnie to get us underway.

After the referee briefed both fighters and announced "Box!!" the bout was under way. 

As a debutee Dale did not know what to expect, and as a coach of a debutee you never really know how your ighter will react to their firt time in the ring. 

Ronnie and Dale wasted no time trading jabs and footwork until Ronnie landed a straight and picked up the pace only to be met by a solid body shot from Dale which backed Ronnie up givin gDale the space he needed to find his range.

Ronnie was swinging hard but unfortunatley for him Dale was defending well.

After  hard fought 1st round we could see Ronnie had slowed a little and was conserving energy so it was time for Dale to up the pressure and force him into a corner which he did wonderfully.

Dales straight punches and body hooks were landing well over the three rounds and even looked to stop Ronnie late in third round, but being a tough fight ronnie didnt quit and finihed the bout on his feet.

Result Dale Marney Def Ronnie Johnson Via Unanimous decision


Wez Lucas Vs Kris Cox

Walking out to this bout i was very nervous, im not a boxer ad in K1 and Kickboxing i rely on my kicking to set my hands up so for me this was going to be a test as i had 4 weeks to prepare for a boxing bout coming off camp for a BJJ heavy MMA camp.

As usual myself Daniel and Chase Morton (one of my 2nd dgree black belts, BAMMA & BELLATOR vet) walked into the ring and waitied for Kris to arrive.

I knew very little about Kris aside from being a durable guy with a very awkward boxing style.

The bell rang and i felt heavy on my feet, the nerves had clouded my head somwhat and the negatve voies in my head were screaming at me to get out of there, my arms felt slow and i was desperately trying to find a rhythm when bam! Kris caught me with a huge over hand off a jab which wobbled me, after moving around a little and shaking it off the voices were silent and i got myself together.

We traded lefts and rights in all ranges and played a cat and mouse game one would land and dominate then the other and this went on for the full three rounds.

After the final bell i felt i had done enough to win rounds 1 & 3 but it was very close due to the wobble i had at the start.

Kris was awarded the bout and the belt we shook hands, posed for a few pics and went back to changing room, i was frustrated as i felt i idnt capitalise enough on the openings available to me and i had not fought the fight i could have. Was an enjoyable bout all the same, but one i hope todo again in the coming months.

Kris Cox def Wez Lucas via split decision


 

Making weight for competition

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on September 16, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Weight cutting, easily the of the most difficult parts of martial arts competition. 

Now please note, there is a world of difference between weight loss and weight cut. 

I am not suggesting weight cutting is good or you (in most cases it will damage performance) most fighters especially professionals will hve to go through it alot during their career. 

I have listed out a water loading and weight cutting reigime i used to use for making weight for various competitions and events. 


Before you start your weight cut you must be within 5kg for your target weight ten days prior to the week of weigh in. 

If you are 15kg over weight a week before fight night you are going to have serious problems making the scale. 

The best way to do this is 8-12 weeks out eat a very clean diet and keep training hard. 

Please note this is not a crash diet and does take will power and work on your part.


Preparation

So, you have signe dup for an event and are looking at losing some Kg in the build up to your event. Like i said earlier the biggest thing to consider is your performance and health as there is no point making weight at 60kg if it means you perform so badly it was not worth it. If your going to cut a load of weight you may as well get the W!


I keep my diet very simple and prepare it all myself.


I have five laws that i stick to (in everything!) with diet:


Wezs Law Diet and Lifestyle

1. Eat at least three meals a day

A key mistake most people make is not eating enough. The main thing is to remember your body is a machine and needs fuel to burn the body fat.


2. A green plate is a healthy plate

Serve fresh broccolli, spinach or peas in large protions along with other veg to pad out your meal with nutritional foods.

3. Hydration is king

Water is your friend aim to consume 2 ltrs a day, you will feel the difference if you are not very hydrated in general life. 


4. Say no to processed foods

Cut out anything that is too processed, alot of these foods are nutritionless wasted calories!


5. allow yourself a treat every week (but dont go mental)  

Some people can just commit to a diet plan and stick to it no prolem. Im not one of those people! i find i am more likley to stick to a plan long term if i know i have a treat meal coming up. I usually get a take away (my usual is steamed rice and prawns stir fried with veg followed by J2o and some ice cream!) but know this.....If your treat meal is 5000 calories, you will put that extra energy somewhere (usually stored as fat) so if you are not careful you could lose 2kg mon-fri and then put on a kg on a sat! 


While not detailed i found these rules made making weight for my return to competition much easier to stick to and as a result i am just in the middle of a camp for a boxing bout at 73kg im curently walking around at 77.5-78.1kg depending on the day and should make weight with very little tweaking aside for the final cut. 


The final cut.

Your final cut will vary from person to person. But below i have detailed the cut i have used for many year since speaking to my old friend and Martial Arts gent John Higo. 

Going forward we are assuming your weigh in will be on the friday night to compete on the saturday evening. If your weigh in is the same day you must only cut 1-2kg on the day any more than that and you will be damaging your chances of sucess in the competition. 

Sunday

8 Ltrs of water

Keep away from salt and only 50 grams of carbs. 

Eat as much green veg as you like and keep your protien levels high. Sugar is a no no. 


Monday 

 

4 Ltrs of water

 

Keep away from salt and only 50 grams of carbs.

 

Eat as much green veg as you like and keep your protien levels high. Sugar is a no no.


Tuesday

4 Ltrs water

 

Keep away from salt and only 50 grams of carbs.

 

Eat as much green veg as you like and keep your protien levels high. Sugar is a no no.


Wednesday

2 Ltrs water

Keep away from salt and only 50 grams of carbs.

 

Eat as much green veg as you like and keep your protien levels high. Sugar is a no no.


Thursday

1 Ltr Water

Keep away from salt and only 50 grams of carbs.

 

Eat as much green veg as you like and keep your protien levels high. Sugar is a no no.

 

 


Friday

Zero Water until weigh in


You will pee constantly, like it will become hazardous to not be near a loo during a water load. 

Following this plan i have fond the following to happen. 


I usually will enter water loading at 77.5kg during the water load my weight will go up dramatically as ill be hyper hydrated. 

On the morning the weigh in ill usually be around 75kg. 

The last few kg are done in a hot epsom salt bath in 5 min "rounds" a couple of hours before i leave or i go for a light work out (enough to get a sweat going) doing some drills specific for the event and gradually drop the weight in sweat.

Just to put this in perspective, if i train in a normal BJJ class, not a hardcore session by the end of the session ill drop around 2kg in sweat. Obviously ocne you drink you put it all back on again, but for a weigh in its pretty good!


Rehydration is very imp[ortant if you have to drop any weight quickly, so be sure that between weigh in and fight night you consume the volume of water that you cut. 

Word of warning, this is not weight loss. You will only lost fat by eating right and training right, weight cutting is a means to make weight and hopfully have a size advantage over your opponent. If yu can do a practice cut at the start of your camp so you can have a rough idea of what percentage of your bodyweight your body will cut like this and prepare accordingly. Do not leave it up to chance, make weight. be professional. 


Good luck folks! 


Osu!!

Wez Lucas

Combat Company

 

 


7 Reasons Why Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on September 16, 2016 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

From www.breakingmuscle.com

words : Eric.C.Stevens 

“The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.”

- Bruce Lee

Recently on a visit back home, I met my one of my close friends at his son’s martial arts studio so I could drop in and see what young Ethan was up to. Ethan was one step away from getting his white sash in Poekoelan, an Indonesian martial art. He beamed with pride as we watched him do various forms and drills. Shortly after I left town, Ethan earned his white sash, upon which he got to join the big kids in the adjacent room. There the big kids practice more advanced forms, techniques, and even some sparring. He was thrilled.

Ethan’s always been a good kid, but from what I observed the martial arts gave him quite a healthy dose of self esteem and self respect - two of the many benefits one gains with participation in them. Whether your kid is too bossy, too shy, or perhaps just a little hyper, the martial arts can help your child learn many important life lessons. (And, of course, those same lessons apply for all of us, not just kids.)

Why Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts

Reason #1: They (and You) Will Get More Active

 

martial arts for kids, kids martial arts, martial arts and childrenThis is the obvious reason kids should do martial arts in this day and age - to get active and moving. In case you haven’t noticed, we have an epidemic when it comes to our nation’s obesity problem. We’re also increasingly unfit in addition to being overweight. The problem is particularly alarming as it relates to our kids. Youth sports and physical education programs are great, but not every kid is an athlete and many schools no longer offer PE. The martial arts offer many benefits, but when it comes to fitness, becoming a true martial artist means becoming a supremely fit person. When I was practicing boxing or muay Thai kickboxing on a daily basis, I was in the best shape of my life by a long shot. Martial arts can help your child get fit and healthy.

Reason #2: They’ll Learn to Find Focus and Stillness

 

Of the many challenges that parents face today, one is that we are constantly plugged in. While there are a great many benefits to the Internet, there are many more benefits in stillness and silence. Unfortunately stillness and silence seem to be rare to find. At some juncture in life, every one of us comes to learn that the greatest obstacle we face in this lifetime is ourselves. That battle is fought in the stillness of our hearts and the willingness to confront ourselves. As Bruce Lee pointed out, behind the punches, kicks, and knees, a true martial artist learns to sit with himself and see where his weaknesses are. In years of martial arts classes, I remember many challenges, breakthroughs, and setbacks. What I do not remember are distractions or gimmicks like you often see at your local health club. At the martial arts studios and boxing gyms where I trained, there was no loud music or flat screen TVs, just hard work and sweat equity. As a martial artist, your child will learn what it is to be still, challenged, and focused.

Reason #3: They’ll Learn to Take Hits

 

martial arts for kids, kids martial arts, martial arts and childrenIn the martial arts, your child will learn what it is to take a hit, whether that hit is a literal blow or a disappointment like failing a test.

Part of life is learning that we all take hits. The key is in learning how best to take that hit and get back up. Unfortunately, this lesson seems to be lost on many in our every-kid-gets-a-trophy culture. In the martial arts, your kid will learn to fail - a lot. Half of martial arts is hitting, but half is also getting hit.

When people hire me to teach them boxing, they can’t wait to lace up the gloves and start hitting things. Seldom does someone mention how enjoyable it is when I tap him or her upside the head with a focus mitt for dropping their hands.

The first time I got struck in the head sparring in kung fu, I immediately rushed to the mirror to see if there was a mark on my face. The students in class laughed about it for months. While I didn’t find it too funny at the time, I came to learn that accepting I would get hit enabled me to relax and better protect myself. That acceptance led me to be able to better respond, maneuver, and anticipate. Ironically, learning how to take a hit is perhaps the best way for your kid to learn how to avoid it.

Reason #4: They’ll Gain Self Confidence and Self Respect

 

martial arts for kids, kids martial arts, martial arts and childrenAs noted in talking about my friend’s son Ethan, I was able to witness firsthand the confidence he gained by participating in the martial arts. Being able to advance and play with the big kids gave Ethan a tremendous amount of confidence.

Of course, playing with the big kids also gives all of us a little reminder of humility - someone is always bigger and stronger. I remember Sifu gently threatening the two young boys in our kung fu class that if they ever used their kung fu training in the wrong way or to show off he would have their hide.

The right martial arts school will teach your child that there are no tough guys. Every martial artist ultimately learns this sense of respect and true confidence. Your child will learn that confidence and respect for others comes from a deep sense of self-knowledge.

Reason #5: They’ll Connect Their Mind and Body

 

What they don’t teach you at your local health club is how to really listen to your body. To listen to your body is to also see your thoughts and have heightened awareness of your emotional construct.

A martial artist is taught to see, feel, and listen - both internally and externally. Tapping into intuition, fear, and courage are examples of being able to put the physical together with the mental. How often have we heard the phrase “being paralyzed with fear”? Being able to combat such a thing is what you learn in the martial arts.

Reason #6: They’ll Learn Conflict Resolution

 

People often ask me whether I have ever used my martial arts and boxing training in a fight. Indeed I have used the skills learned from martial arts many times to resolve conflict, but thankfully, never in a physical altercation outside the ring.

One of the first lessons Sifu taught us in kung fu was that words were never grounds for a fight. That advice right there has saved me many times. In the martial arts, you learn that there is no such thing as “fighting” words. Instead, you learn to respond without reacting in the martial arts.

Reason #7: They’ll Learn to Breathe

 

martial arts for kids, kids martial arts, martial arts and childrenOf the many things I have learned in the martial arts and boxing, breathing is near the top. Back in my kung fu days, Sifu told me that he could tell how someone fights just by observing how he or she breathes.

Indeed, nothing is more essential to the success of how we move our body than tapping into the life force of our essence - our breath. Ask a professional athlete, or an actor, dancer, or signer, and they will tell you that to succeed in any physical craft is to access your breath correctly.

I am shocked at times working with adults who never learned to breathe properly when under physical exertion. This skill can literally save your life. In the martial arts your kid will learn the essence of how to breathe and even relax under pressure.

The Take Home - How to Proceed

 

The bottom line is that almost any child can and will benefit from participation in the martial arts. As to what martial art, it’s honestly not very important. For a typical six or eight year old the point is to just get them moving and focused. The key in choosing a teacher or school is to do your due diligence when it comes to evaluating the integrity of the program. As a starting place, I would choose a prospective instructor or coach who talks more about the needs of your child than his or her program.

Combat Performance League

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on September 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been a while since we posted on the blog, so we thought it would be a good time to speak to Master Lucas about his recent MMA bout on new fight promotion Combat Performance League.

The show its self was brilliantly run with some great match ups in both K-1 and MMA. 

Launcing at G-Live in Guildford, the event ran very smoothly and professionally and without hiccups.

With a new show you always expect a few teething problems, but the CombatPL team were very professional with great attention to detail. 

A full report on the event can be found at www.addictedotr.com 


We catch up with Wez after BJJ class at his home in South Nutfield. 


CC: Thank you for giving us the time today Wez

WL: No problem! 

CC: Is it usual for you to return to training so soon after a fight? 

WL: It all depends really, this time i didnt take any damage aside from a minor thumb injury so i got back in the gym right away, i like to keep momentum up as much as my body will allow. 

CC: You have been out of professional competition for a few years, what made you decide to get back in the cage?

WL: Yes i took a long break, i had a few big life changes in the last few years as well as trying to work around two major injuries that luckily did not require any surgery but they had been lingering for quite some time so i needd the break from full time training to get over them i believe. Me and my partner also moved from Richmond Upon Thames to South Nutfield, we had our baby boy Zak and i had to close my full time location in Richmond due to a combination of staffing issues and rising costs.
After being able to focus on my grapping and sharpening my striking consistntly i decided to start fighting again. It was a tough decision to tep away from being a full time martial artist and fighting all the time but made all the eaiser as it was for the benfit of my son. Now Zak is coming up on two ad my partners business is now pretty stable i am able to compete a little more and train coerrectly.  

CC: So what does a typical day in the Lucas house hold look like?

WL: Well i usually start at about 7am for breakfast with my son, then we head out to our land for a dog walk with our four dogs Oscar, Dylan, Melchiah and Viking. Once Zak goes down for his morning nap i usually will get my cardio training in, either a kettle bell & Punch Bag circuit or i run 5km with one of our dogs. After its just looking after Zak, changing nappies, making lunch and the usual parenting things until i teach and train (depending on the day) then i tag Lisa my girlfreind in and she takes over for the late afternoon and evening.

CC: Thats quite the day! how do you fit your own training in around being a full time parent and teaching?

WL: Well i am quite fortunate to have access to some great martial artists to work with. During the week i teach Lau Gar Kickboxing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Reigate Martial Arts and generally i get to do my Brazilian Jui jitsu either just before or right afer my own classes. 
On a monday and a wednesday i teach at Cedars Health club so i get to train kickboxing with my brother Daniel and his Team at Twickenham Martial Arts, aside from that i will occasional do my ring work at Like2Box in redhill along with sparring with Nathan Jones and Chase morton when i can, it works well currently. 

CC: Going back to Combat Performance League, what did you know about your opponent and what do you think was the deciding factor in your win?

WL: Well i had three opponent chages over my preparation so that was challenging on its own, but i knew he was from SKyNet so he would be a grappler BJJ type of fighter, i assumed he would have an active guard and quick submissions, but as a striker i pend alot of time working on top control and nullifying submissions, Mo was a tough guy, i lit him up in the opening shot but after my take down he seemed fully recovered.
Once i felt how strong he was i decided to play to my strengths and chipped away at him with my ground and pound, being the taller fighter (for a change) it was alot easier to keep him working while keeping myself out of harms way, i attempted several guard passes which he blocked and regained guard a few times, but i just thought that as long as i was on top i would win the rounds. When we were stood up i noticed he was standing a little square and i decided to use the over hand left i under committed a touch and did quite catch him clean but as he stepped back and he came in for his own shot i managed to catch him with a good knee, grab the thai clinch and continued to deliver enough damage fro the referee to stop the bout.

CC: Was a strong finish, did you feel at risk at any point?

WL: I did mis place my weight at one point when i tried to take back control  i threw punches instead of controlling the position and he rolled into a leg lock attempt, but luckily we work leg locks alot so managed to get my leg free before he could secure it.


CC: How did it feel to get the win snapping the losing streak!

WL: Oh my word it felt so good, i have always felt i never fought MMA to my potential, i simply was doing too much outside of the fights so bby the time it was fight night i was exhausted, i just thought it was normal. Closing the full time venue as much as it hurt my heart was a blessing in disguise, it allowed me to address my own mind set for so many things as well as keep away from the distraction of running a full time school.
Huge props for this win goes to Martin Hollis my BJJ coach as he has helped me develop my ground skills i now have alot more confidence in my ground.

CC: Do you think getting your Blue belt helped with your confidence going in to this  bout?

WL: Oh definately. My main issue with BJJ is that i find it very difficult. I think out of 7 competitions as a white belt i won one bout. But since going to blue belt i have medalled at both competitions so this boosted my own confidence extremely well. 

CC: What do you have lined up for the next bout? 

WL: I am looking to fight MMA a couple of times before the end of the year. I am fighting for the vacant WCB Belt in boxing in September which i am looking forward to. Other than that just the usual tournaments keeping me sharp.

CC: Thank you for your time Wez, best of luck in all your uncoming bouts.

WL: My pleasure

  

 

 






 


  

WKU Worlds 2015 Spain

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on August 17, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

From October 28th - Novembers 2nd some of us will be heading to WKU World championships as part of Team England. 

Each month the team meets up at Master Wolfs (Team England director) Thanet Tae Kwon do and Kickboxing school in Margate. 

We had a great squad seesion on sunday (16th August) after being joined by several members of our group we headed on out to the session and imbibed some of the wisdom from Master Wolfs 40 plus years of experience. 

All of our guys did really well and represented strong! :) 


Wez Lucas (Combat Company & Reigate Martial Arts) 

Katie Hooper 

George Yousef

Tia Basu

Sinead Harper

Dan Smart

Samir 

Well done guys! 


December results 2014

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on December 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

A few congrats to give out during the season! 

Well done on Nathan "Mr Bag&Tag" Jones for bringing home yet another Belt in the shape of BCMMA Welterweight Title, Nathan has been working hard and finshed the year strong bringing his proffessional MMA Record to 6 wins and 4 losses.  Ameesha brought her Amamteur MMA record up to 1 win 1 loss with a dominant win over her opponent.

Congrats to Ben Linhan on winning his amatuer MMA bout bout via triangle choke. 

Well done to me! I took my 11th British Title at WKU British Open in Birmingham! 

All in all a good months competing. We are back in on Jan 5th with our new White Collar Boxing classes. 

See you all in 2015! 


Osu!!


Wez Lucas

Chief Instructor

Nathan Jones back in action!

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on October 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday November 8th our own Nathan "Mr Bag&Tag" Jones steps back into the Cage on UCMMA 41 against tought Welterweight Aaron Brett.

Tickets available from Nathan directly, come down and support! 



WKU World championships 2014 Results

Posted by Combat Company Richmond on September 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)
Augst 25th - 31st National team from all over the world decended upon The Raddison Blu Hotel in Heathrow for WKU World championships 2014. 

For the first time in many many years we have been able to host the world championships and it did not dissapoint! 

Team England headed up by Master Wolf and his team (www.wolftkd.com ;) once again entered the arena to represent. 
Team england were 60 strong with fighters from all discplines and age groups, some former and defending champions, some first time on the international circuit. 

Combat Company were very well represented by: 

Brandon Preedy - Boys -30kg Points, Kickboxing (bronze) & Boys teams (gold) 
Alex Chohan - Boys -25kg Points (Bronze) & Kickboxing (Bronze)
Rocco Skert - Junior boys  -50kg Points & Kickboxing (Gold)
Loneer Kavanagh Junior boys -55kg Kickboxing (Gold), Full Contact (Gold) & Junior Teams (Gold)
Nya Morgan Junior girls -55kg Points (Silver) & Kickboxing (Bronze)
Saffron Exton Junior girls +60kg Kickboxing (Gold) Juniors girls teams (Gold)
Chase Morton Mens -75kg Kumite (gold) Kickboxing & Full Contact (silver)
David Mac donald -80kg Kickboxing (bronze), K-1 (bronze) K-1 -85kg (silver)
John Macdonal -90kg Kickboxing (Silver) K-1 (Silver) & Mens teams (gold)
Wez Lucas -80kg Vets Points (silver) Kickboxing (bronze) Open weight invitational (Silver)

The event lasted 4 days with weigh ins monday, opening ceremony tuesday elimination rounds Wednesday & Thursday finals friday & Saturday.
We had finals in 13 events for Combat Comapny with most of our fighters taking multiple medals! 
As a coach i have taken fighters to world championships for ten years, as a fighter i have been competing in them or fifteen years, we have always tured out great martial artists with great results, scoring internantional gold medals every year, this has been the biggest team we have ever been able to send, along with the highest percentage of Gold medals we have ever had. I am so proud of all of you, 

Special mentions go to Brandon Preedy for his performance in the boys team event, Nya Morgan for keeping cool under pressure and pushing past her own limits, and Rocco Skert for his dominant performance in the Junior Kickboxing. 

A huge thanks to Master Wolf and his team of coaches for organising and keeping the team focused and ready to go ! 

Our adults steped into the tough full contact categorys, with David Macdonald even stepping up a weight class! All our Full con fighters made it to the finals, next year we will take more fighters, and leave a mark on WKU !! 

Osu!!

2015 will be held in Spain i for one will be looking forward to it!! 

Wez Lucas
Chief Instructor
Combat Company


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